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CBS HD on Dish Network Question

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Manuel, Oct 6, 2001.

  1. Manuel

    Manuel Stunt Coordinator

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    I have everything I need for the HD reception from Dish exept the switch 64. I do not know if I should buy this now or wait until later. The only thing that keeps me wondering is the CBS HD feed. My question is: Is it worth it?
    Does CBS broadcast sporting events on HD? What about the evening shows? Are they shown in widescreen? What about when a show is not in HD, is there anything playing on the channel? If so, is it in widescreen?
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  2. TomRS4

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    CBS is at the top of the heap when it comes to the amount of HD programming. Check out http://www.hdtvgalaxy.com/ to see what's available - pretty much CBS is showing all of primetime in HD. I'm getting the CBS HD OTA, so I can't comment for sure on what Dish is carrying on the HD channel when CBS isn't broadcasting HD, but it's more than likely still carrying the shows in 4:3 (That's what the OTA digital from CBS, ABC, and NBC do around here.).
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    The CBSHD is, in a word...."KILLER"!!!!!!!
    The standard shows remain in the digital domain, as it were..and with the DISH reciever, you need not switch between modes on your TV...the box downconverts the standard stuff...i.e.: FOXNews, HGTV, MTV,Networks,etc....so you can leave the TV in HD/16X9 mode.
    BTW..ABC is doing tons of HD stuff as well this season..but not football. CBS has the saturday college games in HD.
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